Mindstate Motivation Blog

There’s No Shame

b2ap3_thumbnail_j0400180Somehow for me the word, shame, just makes me uneasy.  I don’t know why that is but I have always reacted viscerally to the word.  I suppose there’s no shame in that but I do!

Now, here’s the important point.  I’m sure by now you’ve figured out that you are you and that there is only one you.  Frankly, given your uniqueness in the entire world it doesn’t get any better than you.  You’re one in seven trillion and the only one in seven trillion!

Then, why is it (maybe not you in particular) that so many of us can feel shame when thinking about ourselves?  Those people can cringe at the sight of themselves!  Some will go to great lengths to avoid acknowledging who they are because of that feeling of shame.  It’s a never ending feeling of shame.

Come on!  Life is too short for such self-reviling feelings.  Regardless of who you are…you are!  You’re a human being with all the intrinsic value of any one of the other of us.  There is no shame in that fact.

Stop it!  Do this instead:

  • Daily, find something you can be proud of.It’s there…find it and focus on it.
  • Daily, do something kind for somebody else.
  • Daily, revel in the wonder that you are a living, breathing human being.
  • Daily, look in the mirror and say to yourself:There’s no shame…it’s me and I’m the only me.

There’s no shame in doing any or all of the above but it would be a shame if you didn’t do at least one of them.

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